Pointers and resources for choosing animal breeds that will thrive on your farm.
Tips for finding the right balance of pasture, harvested forages, feed, and supplements for your animals.
Tips on choosing the best fencing, housing, and other facilities for your new animals.
How to take stock of your water supply, quality, demand, and delivery options.
25 more skills that will enhance your country living adventure, from pruning a fruit tree to sharing your knowledge.
How do you keep animals healthy when they must be housed? Deep-litter bedding offers a solution.
Make this year’s gifts meaningful with something they can use in their country living adventure.
Natural chick hatching or high-tech precision? Both methods have advantages.
We recently linked to the Pick-a-Chick chart from the Livestock Conservancy, allowing prospective chicken keepers to compare the characteristics of heritage breeds at a glance. The Livestock Conservancy has many other useful charts for other types of livestock, as well: Cattle. Horses. Donkeys. Pigs. Goats. Sheep. Rabbits. Turkeys. Geese. Ducks. Depending on the type of…
Are you expecting baby chicks in the mail? Review these steps to get them off to a great start.